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SERC Lecturer Driving Decarbonisation at Major Conference

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South Eastern Regional College (SERC)

10th Oct 2023

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Lecturer Michael Hutchinson is one of the speakers at this year’s Optimised Waste and Logistics (OWL) Conference on 25 October at the Titanic Centre Belfast.

OWL brings together suppliers from the waste, transport and logistics industries, to develop products and services that are truly integrated. Michael, a Lecturer in Motor Vehicle,  will be speaking about planning for fleet decarbonisation to participants from across the UK and Ireland.

Well placed to speak on fleet decarbonisation, Michael recently completed a MSc in Net Zero Engineering, with distinction, from Queen’s University Belfast, and will be one of the first cohort to graduate with the qualification this December.

He says, “I am delighted to be speaking again at the OWL Conference.   This is a great opportunity to network with employers in several areas of the motor vehicle industry and for me to promote the opportunities for upskilling the industry as we continue to roll out specialist training and qualifications here at SERC.

“Although some transport decarbonisation target dates have been pushed back recently to 2035, we really need to continue preparation for the change from burning fossil fuels.  Unless we are prepared here in Northern Ireland there will be a huge skills shortage, not only in the automotive industry, but across all industries, particularly plumbing and electrics.”

The OWL Conference is free to attend for those working in the industry OWL Northern Ireland 2023 – OWL Roadshows

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